Resurrection Means Hope

“The Hope and Resurrection of the Dead” (Acts 23:6) Listen to audio:  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born [begotten] again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). (All scriptures are from the New American Standard Bible.) Ryan Hangs Along with the faithful followers of old, who relied on God’s word as the basis for their hopes []

By One Man Came the Resurrection

A Ransom for ALL Listen to audio:  “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life” (John 11:25). Until Adam sinned, there was no need for a resurrection. Yet, for man to learn the devastating  consequences  of  sin, God gave Adam an opportunity to choose be- tween right and wrong. But for the lesson to be learned and benefited from, there was a need to provide for a resurrection. Jehovah God formed Adam in Eden “of the dust of the ground, []

Temporary Resurrections Before Calvary

A Shadow of Things to Come Listen to audio:  “Our friend Lazarus  is fallen asleep; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep” (John 11:11). (Quotations  are from the American Standard Version, ASV, 1901, except as noted.)  James Parkinson The Bible points us to the one great hope for the world: the resurrection  of the dead. It tells us of the vitally-important resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also of the raising of eight others from the dead. All three cases []

News and Views

V Religious Listen to audio:  To the Catholic Church’s “seven deadly sins,” Pope Francis has added the “15 ailments of the Curia.” Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy, accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who serve him of using their Vatican careers to grab power and wealth, of living “hypocritical” double lives and forgetting that they’re supposed to be joyful men of God. — Start Tribune, 1/19/2015 While Christianity is waning in many parts of the world, in China []